A piece about belonging, memory and inter-generational dialogue. For ages 14 and up.
When I Put On Your Glove is a puppetry, dance, and spoken narrative piece that explores a daughter’s relationship to her father’s work building upon a premise that puppets are containers of memory. In it, a daughter explores what it means for her to slip into her father’s art—and not just the form, but the actual pieces. This work addresses universal questions of belonging, childhood, fear of loss, death, and the complicated nature of navigating generational artistic legacy. The passing of these puppets into new hands marks a pivotal moment of generational transition for Sandglass Theater. It is an engagement with what legacy means in the field of puppetry; how an art form endures and transforms as it is handed to the next generation; meeting the voice of the past with the voice of the present and singing it into the future.
Performed and Created by Shoshana Bass
Creator of the original Autumn Portraits, Eric Bass
Directed by Gerard Stropnicky
Choreographed by Alison Mott
Sound design by Maria Pugnetti
Design and Construction by Ines Zeller Bass
Music by GlassDuo
Sandglass is dedicated to the arts of theater and puppetry as means of exploring contemporary issues, inspiring dialogue, and sparking wonder—by creating original ensemble performances and collaborations, presenting diverse theater artists, producing events that serve our communities, and teaching our art.
Shoshana Bass is co-Artistic director and ensemble performer with Sandglass Theater in Putney, Vermont in the United States. She grew up touring internationally with the theater founded by her parents and now performs their legacy work as well as her own devised work. Her training consists of a range of physical performance disciplines spanning across theater, dance, puppetry, and circus. She works as a performer, teacher, director, and choreographer around the world. She is the director of Sandglass' Puppets in the Green Mountains International Festival and produces programs and events in puppetry for all ages.
La MaMa Puppet Festival
The La MaMa Puppet Festival showcases new contemporary puppet theatre by artists from around the world. Curated by Denise Greber, focusing on diversifying the voices, stories, and perspectives shared onstage, with the goal of uplifting marginalized identities within the puppet community.